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Malawi peacekeeper awarded UN medal for bravery posthumously

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 4:58pm

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres awarded the United Nations' highest medal for bravery on Friday to a peacekeeper from Malawi who saved a wounded comrade in the Ebola-stricken region of eastern Congo and was then killed by rebel fire.

Official: 29 inmates killed in Venezuelan jail riot

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:39pm

A showdown between armed inmates and guards in an overcrowded cellblock of a Venezuelan jail Friday left at least 29 prisoners dead, an official said.

Islamists in Sudan rally in support of Islamic rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:23pm

Thousands of Islamists in Sudan long allied with ousted president Omar al-Bashir's regime are rallying to support military-backed Islamic rule in the face of alleged attempts by protesters to abolish it.

Maduro invites Huawei to set up 4G network in Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:55pm

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is inviting China's Huawei to help set up a 4G network in Venezuela, prompting opposition leader Juan Guaidó to accuse him of having an "absolute disconnection with reality."

Climate activists call for action in Latin America

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:02pm

Climate change activists in Latin America rallied for action on global warming Friday, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world.

Terror probe after 'low force' blast in French city of Lyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:42am

A "low force" blast hit a busy pedestrian street Friday in the French city of Lyon, injuring seven people as it shattered the glass from a refrigerated shop cooler in a bakery, a local official said.

French local officials report explosion in Lyon; 8 people with minor injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:36am

French local officials report explosion in Lyon; 8 people with minor injuries.

Losing Indonesian candidate challenges election in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 9:51am

The defeated candidate in Indonesia's presidential election filed a challenge Friday against the result in the country's top court just days after seven people died in rioting by his supporters in the capital.

NKorea says talks won't resume unless US changes position

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 9:01am

North Korea said Friday that nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from what Pyongyang described as unilateral demands for disarmament.

Kenya's High Court upholds colonial-era laws that criminalize same-sex relations

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:54am

Kenya's High Court upholds colonial-era laws that criminalize same-sex relations.

Fire in tutoring center kills 19 students in western India

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:13am

At least 19 teenage students were killed in a fire that broke out Friday in a tutoring center in the western Indian city of Surat, a top state official said.

The Latest: Polls open in Czech Republic, centrists seek win

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:01am

The Latest on the four-day voting in the European Union to fill the 751-seat European Parliament (all times local):

Indian news agency reports that 15 children have been killed in a building fire in the western state of Gujarat

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:55am

Indian news agency reports that 15 children have been killed in a building fire in the western state of Gujarat.

Austrian politician "ashamed" of behavior caught on video

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:27am

Heinz-Christian Strache, who resigned as Austria's vice chancellor and the leader of the far-right Freedom Party over an influence-peddling video, says he's ashamed of his behavior.

May to quit as party leader June 7, opening race for new PM

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:19am

Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime minister who will try to complete Brexit.

AP Interview: Catalan separatist vows EU parliament fight

Joseph Wilson and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:01am

Blocked from pursuing his political crusade in Spain's parliament, the most prominent jailed leader of Catalonia's separatist movement is vowing to take his fight to the European Parliament.

South Africa's Zuma must wait 3 months for court decision

Mogomotsi Magome, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:59am

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will hear in three months' time whether corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges against him might be dropped.

Spanish parliament lower chamber suspends Catalan separatist lawmakers jailed pending rebellion trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:58am

Spanish parliament lower chamber suspends Catalan separatist lawmakers jailed pending rebellion trial.

Russian court extends arrest for American accused of spying

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:47am

A Russian court on Friday extended the arrest for a former U.S. Marine charged with espionage, who complained in court about abuse in custody.